Awarded films 2017

GRAND PRIX – awarded in Feature film category

Made in BrachyceraMade in Brachycera

dir. Nikolay Todorov

Bulgaria, 2017

 

Special mention

The Girl Without HandsThe Girl Without Hands

dir. Sebastien Laudenbach

France, 2016

For the author’s brave interpretation of a classical fairytale subject. For the involvement of the viewer in this beautiful visual dialogue.

 

BEST SHORT FILM

KukuschkaKukuschka

dir. Dina Velikovskaya

Russia, 2016

For the virtuoso applying of the classic puppet animation, for transforming this fable into an ode to the spiritual seeking of other worlds.

 

Special mention

LoveLove

dir. Rеka Bucsi

France, Hungary, 2016

For the unique poetic language, philosophic and fragmentary narrative, for unveiling new subjective principles of existence according to which love is the moving force in the universe.

 

BEST STUDENT FILM

Scent of GeraniumScent of Geranium

dir. Naghmeh Farzaneh

Iran, USA, 2016

For the expressiveness of the animation language, that leads us to a deeper insight into the painful psyche of the rootless person, forced to live in a foreign environment.

 

Special mention

My Fathers RoomMy Father’s Room

dir. Nari Jang

South Korea, 2016

For the incredible sensitivity of the young author in revealing the psychological childhood traumas, locked away in the metaphorical boxes of the person’s everyday life.

 

BEST CHILDREN’S FILM

Spider WebSpider Web

dir. Natalia Chernysheva

Russia, 2016

For the expressiveness of the animation language, that leads us to a deeper insight into the painful psyche of the rootless person, forced to live in a foreign environment.

 

BEST TV SERIES

Tragic OfficerTragic Officer

dir. Juan Pablo Zaramella

Argentina, France, 2016

For the endearing character, who shatters stereotypes and opens our eyes for the unexpected sides of life – in this sequence of well told one minute miniatures.

 

Award of Honor of the Jury

Ivan Veselinov

For life achievements and unique artistic presence in the Bulgarian and world animation.

For his expressive graphical universe which unravels the very depths of life in its tragic dimensions.

For his ability to transform the black chronicle of modern soulless life into a territory of artistic sanctity and to build bridges between the generations in Bulgarian animation.

 

DICE Award for Best Bulgarian Student Film

Scary UnknownScary Unknown

dir. Teodor Hristov

Bulgaria, 2016

 

The Union of Bulgarian Film Makers Award

ZoetropeZoetrope

dir. Sotir Gelev

Bulgaria, 2017

 

Award of the Film Critics

Made in BrachyceraMade in Brachycera

dir. Nikolay Todorov

Bulgaria, 2017

 

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